John Spezze, Sheriff
Andy Rohrich, Undersheriff

641 West 3rd Street
PO Box 699
Salida, Colorado 81201

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: 719-539-2596
Communications Center Fax:
Records Fax: 719-539-1077


A campsite that contained suspected methamphetamine chemicals and explosives materials discovered on Bureau of Land Management property southeast of Salida was successfully dismantled by authorities last Friday.  Deputy Martin Johnson, a certified clandestine laboratory technician, aided BLM and Salida Fire Department officials in the operation. BLM Ranger Steve Cunningham initially discovered the camp.  Its occupant was […]

On Monday afternoon, Derek Bos, sheriff’s office patrol commander, responded to a report of an armed man threatening people on the golf course west of Buena Vista.  Arriving in the area near the eighth green, Bos was confronted by a man who appeared intoxicated, yelling and swearing.  On a porch near where the man was […]

At about 9:30am today Chaffee County Undersheriff John Spezze was patrolling on US Hwy 50 east of Salida when he spotted a small red pickup truck travelling east at high speed.  As the pickup approached the entrance to Big Horn Sheep Canyon, Undersheriff Spezze estimated its speed at about 95mph.  Spezze activated his vehicle’s emergency […]